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Once I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about nearly some other publish. I performed round with recipes to make a straightforward, selfmade, kid-approved, all-natural, uncooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, transportable power bar that wasn’t too messy.
After months of trial and error (primarily error) and a messy kitchen, I stumbled upon a recipe that isn’t solely simple to make however tastes nice and meets all of my different necessities. They usually price much less to make than standard power bars too.
Since creating my unique Wellness Bar, I’ve additionally provide you with a few different varieties. I typically make chia seed energy bars or chocolate coconut energy bars as an alternative. Each are tasty, easy, and filled with vitamins.
Why Make an Vitality Bar, You Ask?
I do know, there are already so many on the market to select from. The issue is, I’m not likely a fan of the elements in most of them. There are a number of issues actually. Lots of them comprise fillers, chemical compounds, and synthetic flavorings. Additionally, since they should be shipped and saved on a shelf, they normally comprise preservatives.
Don’t consider me? Right here is the record of elements from Clif Bar’s personal web site for his or her Chocolate Almond Fudge Bar:
Components: Natural Brown Rice Syrup, Natural Rolled Oats, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Natural Roasted Soybeans, Natural Soy Flour), Natural Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Pure Flavors), Almond Butter, Dry Roasted Almonds, Natural Fig Paste, Cocoa, ClifCrunch® (Apple Fiber, Natural Oat Fiber, Natural Milled Flaxseed, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Psyllium), Sea Salt, Pure Flavors.
In addition to the truth that the phrase “soy” (an ingredient I avoid) seems on that label 5 occasions, the primary ingredient is brown rice syrup. On a meals label, elements are listed in descending order by weight. If the primary ingredient is a concentrated, high-carbohydrate syrup that’s constituted of a grain, that’s an issue!
I seemed for higher choices, however most bars have an analogous ingredient record to this one. Verify your favourite bar and see what’s in it! I did discover one bar that was fairly good; the Larabar. Sadly, Larabars are reasonably costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I needed to determine a selfmade model anyway. The top result’s an enchancment on Larabar, for my part.
Making a Wellness Vitality Bar
This recipe is extremely simple to make, takes little or no time, might be custom-made simply, and has few elements. Children adore it and it may be an amazing different to the snacks they normally get!
To make the bars simply chop some almonds, then use a meals processor (a mini one works greatest) to puree some dates and raisins, and blend all of it along with a touch of cinnamon. Roll it out and lower it into bars or roll it into balls for power bites.
Whereas the unique recipe requires almonds, dates, and raisins, you possibly can change up the fruit and nut mixture to raised fit your tastes.
Methods to benefit from the Wellness Bar:
I just lately noticed a recipe for energy bites rolled in shredded coconut, which might make them rather less sticky and simpler to move. Perhaps I’ll give it a strive with my recipe…
Wellness Vitality Bars Recipe
A easy and wholesome meal-on-the-go bar that’s much like a Cashew Lara Bar.
In a food processor, chop the nuts into fine pieces.
Remove and put in bowl.
In the food processor, puree the dates and raisins (or any combination of the two that equals ½ cup total) until they become the consistency of playdough. It will start to clump together when it is done.
Add the fruit paste and cinnamon to the chopped nuts and mix them by hand.
Roll the mixture between two sheets of wax paper to ½ inch thickness.
Cut into bars. Or make it really easy and just roll into energy balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack size ziploc bags (or glass containers if you aren’t giving to kids) and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
You can swap out the almonds for another type of nuts if you prefer (or seeds if you have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a different dried fruit.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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